- At least two pages.
- Use the Navigation function on the left to be sure someone can easily move from page to page.
- Use at least one image on each page.
- Use at least one Google "gadget" on each page (calendar, announcements, or other...there are tons of them to choose from).
- Use one of the Site Themes for your website.
- Be sure to provide a clickable link to your website in a new blog posting, along with a written description of your site's purpose and why you included the elements you did.
This past spring I started building an ePortfolio using Google Sites. I had read some information on creating a portfolio using a Google site, watched a video on "Googlios," a term used to describe a portfolio built on a Google site, and viewed some of the examples at: http://sites.google.com/site/googlioproject/. After viewing some of the examples, I thought that I would like to create an electronic portfolio using Google Sites, so I began working on it. I didn't get real far in developing it, but when this assignment came up, I thought I would work on developing it further. It still has some work to be done and I want to change several of the pages, along with adding in the Educational/Professional links that I just don't have time to get entered tonight.
The purpose of my ePortfolio is to showcase my educational and professional accomplishments and to share my educational/instructional design goals and philosophy. In continuing to work on it for this class, I feel it accomplishing two goals in that I'm continuing to develop it more fully and I'm also gaining experience in developing a "Googlio" and can teach students how to create an electronic portfolio in Google Sites.
Some of the elements I have included are:
- A Picasa Slide Show. I would like to create a more instructional design/professional-based slide show for the Welcome page, but for now, I'm displaying one of my photo shoots from September 7, 2011. This provides both images and a Google gadget all in one.
- A profile photo and information about how I got started in the field of Instructional Design and Educational Technology.
- Inserted a Google Form, the Social Networking Tools Educator Survey as the Google gadget.
- Another profile photo of me, my personal, school, and work email addresses, and a contact form as the Google gadget.
- Inserted my Google School Calendar as the Google gadget. Did not include an image on this page.
- Inserted image from another Website into a "Text Box," which allowed me to also add the image credit and the link to where I obtained the image.
- I used a Google gadget that allows you to embed other Web pages, including Google Blogger, into a Google site and my blog has imaged on it.
- Again, I used a Google gadget to embed the IBSTPI Web pages that shows the Instructional Design Competencies. I actually plan to change this to write out my own competencies, along with providing a link to the IBSTPI's Web page. Particularly since I don't know that they would want their Web page embedded in another Website.
- I've included an image of WMU that links to WMU.
- I've set up the page as a list, which allows me to show what classes I've taken and classes I still need to take to complete my degree.
- I did not get to this page at all, as you can tell.
- I inserted my LinkedIn Profile Web page with a Google gadget and my LinkedIn Profile page has a photo of me on it.